Supply Chain

Dark days for Scotch whisky as US tariff remains in place

Whisky, beer and gin industries, Walkers Shortbread and Government respond on US tariffs

US tariffs wipe £300m off Scotch whisky exports

By Rod Addy

US tariffs have wiped £300m off Scotch whisky sales, with losses set to grow as it emerged they would be kept in place for what is one of Scotland's staple exports.

Traceability issues could cost food manufacturers the trust of its consumers

Recalls heighten consumer mistrust in food firms

By James Ridler

More than a third of UK consumers believe food and drink firms are not transparent enough when it comes to product recalls, according to standards and barcode provider GS1 UK.

Premier Foods boosted by lockdown sales

Premier Foods boost with lockdown home cooking sales

By Michelle Perrett

Premier Foods, which owns brands including Mr Kipling, Bisto and Oxo, has reported a 22.5% rise in sales for the first financial quarter of this year, with branded sales up 27%, boosted by the coronavirus lockdown.

NFU president Minette Batters has reacted, along with many others in the food industry

Industry reacts to National Food Strategy

By Michelle Perrett

Part one of the National Food Strategy, led by British entrepreneur Henry Dimbleby, has been published. It is the first independent review of the UK’s food policy in nearly 75 years. Industry reaction to the report was swift.

The National Food Strategy makes urgent recommendations

National Food Strategy issues urgent call to action

By Michelle Perrett

The National Food Strategy has intensified pressure on food manufacturers to support healthy eating, with author Henry Dimbleby claiming the industry clothes “itself and its products in false virtue”.

Winfresh UK distributes bananas to major supermarkets. Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Banana supplier Winfresh UK enters administration

By James Ridler

Banana supplier Winfresh UK Ltd – located at Little Canfield near Stansted Airport in Essex – and owned by Winfresh Ltd, has entered administration, placing 70 jobs at risk.

Pino Calcagni: 'Synergies to improve economies of scale'

Nut and dried fruit supplier to grow Ipswich factory

By Rod Addy

Italian nut and dried fruit firm Besana, which supplies manufacturers and supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose, will grow its Ipswich packing and distribution site following a merger with Spanish company Importaco.

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